The Pendule Sympathique by Breguet: maybe the most complicated clock in the world

10 Март 2018 | , ,

This is, probably, the most complicated clock in the world. Better: the clock and the watch, together. In 1835 Abraham-Louis Breguet introduced to his son probably his most fascinating, complicated and hard to implement invention: the “pendule sympathique”. A precision pendulum clock that could mechanically wind and set the correct time on a pocket watch,…

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Making of the new Plenilunio collection. Jewels made in italy

13 Апрель 2017 |

This is how an hand-made-in-Italy jewel is crafted. On a wood desk, among dust and tools, the light of the gold comes out, ready to embrace the colours of the stones. Discover the wide selection of multicolour rings, earrings and necklaces from the Plenilunio collection!

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The inner side of SIHH 2017

20 Январь 2017 |

The exclusive view of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.. taken from Hausmann & Co. delegation: enjoy the secrets of SIHH! tion]

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A vintage pocket chronograph, with highest speed at 120 kmph (74mph): a “Slow Chrono”

20 Май 2016

This pocket chronograph watch is able to read not only the current time, but also the technical development crossing the centuries. All thanks to its unique tachometric scale. A premise about the tachometric scale: it allows to measure the speed of an object (such as a car) on a given distance, conventionally one kilometre. 10…

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The Patek Philippe Calibre 89: the first watch to indicate the date of Easter

24 Апрель 2016 | ,

The Easter date does not correspond to a fixed date each year: this is why Easter is a so-called ‘movable’ feast. According to the Gregorian calendar, in use since  1582, the possible dates for Easter range between 22 March and 25 April. Since the Nicea Council, back in the VI Century, Easter is defined as the first sunday…

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The clock as a tool to measure space: after longitude, the challenge is the GPS localization

20 Апрель 2016 | ,

Hard to tell, but time measurement is a technical challenge tightly connected to the space measurement. The years and the resources invested in longitude measurement during XVII and XVIII Century demonstrate it. Marine chronometers finally allowed a safe sailing of oceans and the regular management of intercontinental sea routes. In the same way, the technological shift…

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Have a great 29th of February!

29 Февраль 2016 |

The date of today, 29th of February, could be the watchmakers’ holiday. Or at least the holiday of those watchmakers devoted to sophisticated mechanics, featured in the most fascinating watches, such as the perpetual calendars. This would be an unusual event: what kind of anniversary would be an anniversary to be celebrated each 4 years, instead…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic: from an historical collection, new models full of innovation

30 Ноябрь 2015 | ,

October 2015: Jaeger-LeCoultre chooses an unconventional month to introduce some beautiful novelties, far from the International watchmaking fairs. We are talking about the new watches from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic collection: the True Second and the Universal Time. Before introducing the novelties, a fascinating digression about the current Geophysic collection, that is becoming a true watch…

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